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From:Kent Boortz Date:May 2 2013 8:07pm
Subject:MySQL Connector/C 6.1.0 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/C 6.1.0, a new version of the C API for client/server
communication for the MySQL database management system, has been

This version of Connector/C has the same feature set as the client
library shipped with latest MySQL server 5.6 and supports all
client/server protocol features present in the server. You can use
Connector/C to run and build client applications which communicate
with MySQL server versions from 4.1 to 5.6 without a need to do a
complete server installation.

The release is now available in source and binary form for a number
of platforms from our download pages at

For information on installing, please see the documentation at


The MySQL build team at Oracle

MySQL Connector/C 6.1 provides these features not present in 6.0:

  * Support for the pluggable authentication framework that
    enables implementation of authentication methods as
    plugins. This framework can be used for MySQL native
    authentication as well as external authentication
    methods. See Pluggable Authentication

  * Client-side support for the SHA-256, PAM, and Windows
    native authentication plugins. See The SHA-256

    Authentication Plugin

    The PAM Authentication Plugin

    The Windows Native Authentication Plugin

    The older MySQL Connector/C 6.0 can connect only to
    accounts that use native MySQL passwords. If a client
    program attempts to connect to an account that requires a
    different authentication method, an "Access denied for
    user" error occurs.

  * Support for connecting to accounts that have expired
    passwords. See Password Expiration and Sandbox Mode

  * Support for prepared CALL
    statements. This enables client programs to handle stored
    procedures that produce multiple result sets and to
    obtain the final value of OUT and INOUT procedure
    parameters. See C API Support for Prepared CALL

  * Support for connecting over IPv6. See IPv6 Support

  * Support for binding client programs to a specific IP
    address at connect time. See mysql_options()

  * Support for specifying connection attributes to pass to
    the server at connect time. See mysql_options()
    and mysql_options4()

Kent Boortz, Release Staff engineer
Oracle, The MySQL Team
Mobile: +46 76 77 69 049
MySQL Connector/C 6.1.0 has been releasedKent Boortz2 May